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Old 08-06-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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Dyer Receptacle - Connecting the wires


I have a four wire feed (white, black, red, ground) from my electrical panel. I have wired the dryer receptacle box and plugged in the dryer, turned it on and heard an odd noise. I shut off the dryer and realized I had incorrectly connected the red to the neutral and the white to the hot. I made the correction (interchanged them) and the dryer seems to be working fine now.

Should I be worried about the mistake in interchanging the red/white wires and potential damage to the dryer - or is the problem resolved?

Thanks for your help,

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
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If the dryer is working fine after you fixed the wire on the plug I don't think you should have anything to worry about.Maybe just keep an eye on the first load you do.But i think you will be fine.

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The motor and controls saw 240V for a little while. Probably didn't cause permanent damage, but there's no real way to tell right now.
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